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Table 4 Characteristics of Warao Amerindian children 0 to 2 years of age, malnutrition and parasitic infections compared with atopic eczema*

From: Recurrent wheezing is associated with intestinal protozoan infections in Warao Amerindian children in Venezuela: a cross-sectional survey

Characteristics Eczema No eczema Univariate analysis   Multivariable analysis
  (n=23) (n=77) p-value OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Age (months), mean (SD) 14 (6) 13 (6) 0.38 1.0 (0.96-1.1) #
Sex, n (%)    0.62   
 Male 13 (57) 39 (51)   1 #
 Female 10 (43) 38 (49)   0.79 (0.31-2.0)  
Stunting vs. non-stunting (HAZ < -2 SD), n (%) 18 (78) 38 (49) 0.018 3.7 (1.2-11.0) 4.3 (1.3-13.6)
Underweight vs. not underweight (WAZ < -2 SD), n (%) 5 (22) 17 (22) 0.97 0.98 (0.32-3.0) 0.52 (0.15-1.8)
Wasting vs. non-wasting (WHZ < -2 SD), n (%) 0 (0) 6 (8) # # #
Parasitic infections, n (%)      
 Helminth infection present vs. absent 6 (26) 20 (26) 0.99 1.0 (0.35-2.9) 0.98 (0.32-3.0)
 Protozoan infection present vs. absent 11 (48) 48 (62) 0.22 0.55 (0.22-1.4) 0.69 (0.26-1.8)
  1. *These analyses were performed on children from who we collected stool samples (n=100).